Singing Picnics 2023

Singing Picnics are back again this summer with dates, venues and registration now available. Surrey Arts has been hosting these informal singing events for primary schools across Surrey for the last few years giving young people the chance to sing and have fun together outdoors. 

Vocal Strategy Manager, Nancy Giulio-Terry says “I’m delighted to announce the dates and venues for our 2023 Singing Picnics, including a return to many of our old favourite venues and as well as exciting new locations. We’re all looking forward to some singing in the sunshine!”

Singing Picnics are a fun-filled and informal way for KS2 children (yrs 3-5) from your school to enjoy singing with others in a beautiful outdoor setting with other schools from your area. Children play singing games, perform songs to each other, sing together, and enjoy a picnic lunch followed by more singing games.  

Singing Picnics provide opportunities to: 

  • Perform a song to others in an informal setting 
  • Listen to the performances of others 
  • Sing a group song learned by call and response on the day 
  • Engage in singing games led by vocal tutors 
  • Engage in healthy outdoor activities. 

Children from schools prepare one song to share at the picnic and are taught other songs and singing games on the day by professional vocal leaders. 

The 2023 Singing Picnics will be held on  

Wednesday 28 June 2023 (Runnymede/Spelthorne) 

Thursday 29 June 2023 (Mole Valley) 

Tuesday 4 July 2023 (Woking) 

Thursday 6 July 2023 (Redhill/Reigate) 

Tuesday 11 July 2023 (Lingfield) 

The application deadline is Friday17 March 2023 and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.